Venus Medical, Ireland’s premier Aesthetic Clinic, established since 2005 and run by Medical Director, Dr Peter Prendergast, internationally renowned for his non-surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, is reporting that 2019 has been one of his busiest, and predicts a 20% increase in tweakments over the last two years.
“The explosion in non-invasive treatments has been dramatic with demand surging for effective, minimally invasive treatments with real benefits but little downtime. All of our treatments are performed in clinic with numbing cream or local anaesthesia.
We frequently offer a combination of therapies to give the best results. I travel all over the world to bring back new technologies to offer state-of-the-art solutions, some of which are only available in my clinic outside of London or the US, such as FaceTite, our number one most booked treatment this year.”
This treatment is frequently referred to as a ‘scarless alternative to a facelift’ and offers immediate improvements after just one session. It is also combined with a treatment called Morpheus8, a fractional radiofrequency needling technology that improves skin’s texture and tightness and is the clinic’s second most booked treatment this year.
In addition to the standard skin peels and muscle relaxing injectables for lines and wrinkles, increasingly, Dr Prendergast is seeing an increase in demand for advanced and sophisticated Body and Face contouring.
“As Ireland’s first clinic to offer Vaser Body Contouring which represents the cutting edge of ultrasound assisted liposuction technology, we have seen high demand for this more gentle lipo than ever before. From the chin to cankles, stomach to buttocks, the sculpting achieved under local anaesthesia is precise and gentle. Also its skin tightening effectiveness is so much better.”
The Vaser Body Contouring technology has seen its popularity soar and it now sits in the Top 10 as the eighth most booked treatment. This is often used in combination with FaceTite to reduce a double chin and provide serious facial skin tightening or BodyTite to remove stubborn fat and tighten loose skin on the body.
Dr Prendergast comments,”My patients expectations are high. They want to walk out with a result they can see. They want assurances that the treatment will last and are keen to keep to a maintenance care programme. I believe that the demands for these new technologies will continue to soar as we embrace ageing, look for new ways to boost collagen and improve our skin’s overall condition.”
Top 10 ‘Tweakments’ for 2019
**Most Booked in 2019 at Venus Medical
Minimally invasive contouring solution for the face and most areas of the body. Expect to see results similar to a facelift or brachioplasty without excisional surgery. The treatments use radiofrequency energy to firm the tissue, tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production.
This is a micro-needling device that utilises radiofrequency energy to remodel and contour the face and body via subdermal remodeling. This fractional treatment penetrates deep into the skin and fat for a smoother and sleeker appearance.
3. Muscle Relaxing Injections / Fillers
Injectable filler is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to fill in the facial wrinkles to restore a smoother appearance. It can also be used to help contour the face and enhance its proportions.
Muscle relaxing injections are used to treat facial expression lines and wrinkles.
This treatment uses advanced non-surgical face contouring techniques using non permanent fillers to enhance the profile by strengthening the chin, sculpting the jawline, straightening the nose, and defining the cheekbones.
5. Laser Resurfacing
This sophisticated laser treatment instantly peels the skin in tiny fractions using a laser scanner. The result is a skin transformation after just one week: sun damage and pigmentation peels off, skin tightens, and texture improves. A Level 2 Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment at Venus Medical has the ability to make someone look 8-10 years younger in a single procedure.
6. Buccal Fat Removal
Removal of excess fat pads from the lower face to create a more contoured and sculpted facial appearance. This is performed through a 1cm incision inside the mouth under local anaesthesia.
7. Breast Fat Grafting
An alternative to silicone implants for women who want to restore breast fullness. This treatment restores breast volume and improves symmetry using fat taken from one part of the body using Vaser Lipo and placed into the breast area. This is completed in clinic under local anaesthesia.
8. Vaser Body Contouring
‘Vibration Amplification by Sound Energy at Resonance’ (VASER) represents the third generation ultra-sound assisted liposuction technology. VASER definitively removes fat and contours the ankles, calves, thighs, tummy, flanks, arms, chin and male breasts.
9. Acne Therapy
Treatments at the clinic include medical grade topical products, VBeam Laser, Oral Supplements and Chemical Peels.
10. Vaginal Rejuvenation
Alma’s Femilift Laser assists in treating mild stress urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness/discomfort and improved sensation during intercourse by stimulating collagen contraction. Three painless 10-minute treatments are performed at one month intervals.
Notes to Editors
- Venus Medical was established in 2005 by Dr Peter Prendergast who is a fully registered doctor who trained at University College Cork, interned at Waterford Regional Hospital and John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford before working in Dublin in cardio-thoracic surgery and in Singapore where he became interested in Aesthetics. He is heavily involved in education and has authored and edited two textbooks.